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Hurricane Barry live path: 4 ways to track the dangerous Gulf storm in real time

Barry has been upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane. Here’s how to track it.

Hurricane Barry live path: 4 ways to track the dangerous Gulf storm in real time
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Updated: Saturday, July 13, 11:55 a.m. ET

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Barry was upgraded to a Category 1 Hurricane at around 10 a.m. ET this morning, according to the National Weather Service. The storm is packing winds of 75 mph along the coast of Louisiana and has started to make landfall. Rain and flooding continue to be the biggest concern for the region.

If you’re looking to track the path of this dangerous storm, I’ve rounded up some good resources below for real-time updates and infographics.

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A system in the northern Gulf of Mexico is destined to develop into a tropical cyclone early today and is forecast to become Hurricane Barry, the first named storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season.

According to NOAA’s National Hurricane Center, “potential Tropical Cyclone Two” is threatening storm surges in parts of southern and southeastern Louisiana, where a Storm Surge Watch is already in effect. The state’s governor, John Bel Edwards, has issued a state of emergency. The slow-moving system is expected to make landfall between central Louisiana and the upper coast of Texas early this weekend, per AccuWeather. Heavy winds and severe flooding are expected.

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